The Wimmera league will recognise and celebrate Indigenous players and culture at the weekend as part of its annual Indigenous round.
Dimboola and Horsham will don guernseys and netball bibs designed by local Indigenous artists when they compete for the Goodes Brothers Cup, named in honour of Wimmera AFL exports Adam and Brett Goodes.
Dimboola Football Netball Club president Mick Henderson said the club was looking forward to honouring its history.
"One of the things the club prides itself on is being inclusive to all and obviously it's great to be able to be a part of this and share our history as well," he said.
"We've had a lot of great Indigenous players play for the club in both netball and football, so it's a pretty important part of our history and it will be great to be able to show our current players the importance of that."
This is the first year the fixture will coincide with the AFL's Sir Doug Nicholls Round, which highlights the contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to football.
"We went to the league meeting this year and asked for it specifically to line up with the AFL round so it had that meeting behind it as well," Henderson said.
"We're also planning to hold a ceremony before the game with the local Elders, who will perform a welcome to country."
AFL Wimmera Mallee general manager Stephen McQueen said the body fully supported the annual fixture.
"Dimboola approached us a while back about an Indigenous round and that went ahead with Horsham United, but since their demise Horsham has stepped up to acknowledge and celebrate Indigenous culture and history in the region.
"We are fully behind them and their efforts to recognise this."
Horsham Football Netball Club president Geoff Lord said it was honour to be a part of the headline fixture.
"I'm absolutely happy that Horsham is a part of it. It's a fantastic tradition and the Goodes Brothers Cup is always well prized," he said.
"It reminds everyone the origins of the game and wider than that. It's pretty important to us and I'm proud our club can be a part of it."
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